CTO OF THE YEAR EUROPE 2019 AWARD:
WHO IS THE MOST INSPIRING INNOVATION LEADER?

The finalists of the CTO of the Year Europe awards 2019 have been announced! Read more here

CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of the Year award is a platform to promote the importance of technology and innovation in Europe. The award is given to the most prominent technology leaders of highly successful European companies: people who are inspiring leaders and technology managers with foresight. The award recognises the most successful technology leaders in two categories: SMEs and Large Enterprises.

The CTO of the Year Europe does not necessarily have to be a CTO by title. However, the person should be responsible for the company’s technology and its development at the highest level, whether called a CTO, Head of Research, VP of Product Development, R&D Manager, Chief Scientist, or any such title.

The concept is pan-European and, as Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission says: “Europe needs to celebrate those who advance technology and innovate. Initiatives like the “CTO of the year award” are very welcome as they lead to role models and further strengthen innovation in Europe”.

"The global economy is going through an unprecedented transformation. Industry leadership is no longer secured by brand or customer loyalty, but rather by new business models, mega trends and revolutionary technologies. Likewise, today innovation is almost always driven by technology. Yet any Chief Technology Officer-like role only emerges if and when efforts are made to develop something truly ground-breaking. It is often forgotten that the CTO’s responsibilities are not only to stimulate growth through innovation but also to o manage technologies. The CTO of the Year award promotes technological innovation and gives recognition to people who work hard to support European competitiveness. We are not looking for a Chief Technology Officer of Europe, equivalent to the U.S. CTO, who focuses on country’s technology policy, but we are most definitely looking for role models to fuel growth and strengthen European innovation and technology leadership". - Tomas Hedenborg, CEO of FASTEMS Oy Ab; President of Orgalim

PUTTING EU INNOVATION CENTRE STAGE:
ORGALIM PARTNERS WITH CTO OF THE YEAR EUROPE AWARD

Orgalim, the association representing Europe’s technology industries, has become a partner to the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of the Year Europe award – presented in recognition of the continent’s most prominent technology leaders. See the press release for more information.

The CTO of the Year Europe is awarded by Orgalim, EIRMA and Spinverse.

You can also find us on Twitter: @CTO_Europe, #CTOEurope                 
For more information, please contact Eerika Ala-Kantti of Spinverse.